Five things we love about the new Thor trailer

The trailer for upcoming Marvel mega movie Thor: Ragnarok is awesome. Here’s why:

Robert Chilton April 11, 2017

The music
Robert Plant, we thank you for allowing the movie’s director Taika Waititi to use Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song as the soundtrack for the trailer. The growling guitars on the 1970 track still sound absolutely fantastic. And the lyrics, of course, are perfect as they refer to the Norse mythology Thor is based on:

‘We come from the land of the ice and snow, From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. Hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new land.’

The comedy
Chris Hemsworth has slick comedy skills. His reaction when Hulk emerges from the sliding door looking for a scrap is a gem of comic timing. He says of the movie: "It's got more heart, humour and fun than a bag of marshmallows.” Well, Chris, let’s go toast those marshmallows. 

The co-stars
Enlisting the quirky goofball Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster and the ice queen Cate Blanchett as Hela the goddess of death is a master stroke. We know us chaps are probably not supposed to get excited about women’s make-up but Blanchett’s black eye shadow looks hot. And Goldblum’s blue goatee stripe ain’t too bad either.

The hair
The trailer throws up several talking points on the tonsorial front. The flowing locks belonging to Tom Hiddlestone’s Loki are more magnificent than ever, while Jeff Goldblum’s grey tufts are staggering. But everyone’s talking about Thor’s severe crop, which will have men dashing to their barber shop and showing a screen grab of Hemsworth’s new hairdo on their phone to their barber. By the way, Thor’s red stripes on his face remind us of Mel Gibson’s blue face paint as William Wallace in Braveheart, right?

The props
Thor’s beloved hammer Mjolnir is front and centre in the trailer naturally, but it might be in need of a service. Cate Blanchett catches the hammer like she’s a slip fielder in a cricket match and crushes it – we can’t help but feel this may pose a problem for Thor. Also, a big thumbs up to Thor’s helmet that locks into place and gives him smart little wings.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to release this October.